Snowy Day 1-20-09

Snowy Day 1-20-09
Yate's Mill

And, I'm still STANDING!!!

If a person ONLY gets their information from the mainstream media and never looks beyond what is presented, their thoughts of what is going on are very jaded.

I've been voting since 1980 and I've never agreed 100% with any elected official. Even my favorite president, Ronald Reagan, had his moments. I've been married for almost 25 years and I don't 100% agree with my husband, either. So I am not focusing on finding a politician that I 100% agree with because I know better.

I did support Bush, both times! I'm not ashamed or apologetic about that. My goodness, the man stood up before a nation and prayed to the Creator of the Universe on behalf of the people he represented. He wasn't ashamed, or didn't feel his countrymen too diverse to put forth his true, heartfelt beliefs.

And yes, I supported John McCain because as the choices were presented I knew I couldn't support Obama. Obama stands for a vast majority of things I stand against. I am not ashamed or apologetic of that either. I am an American, that is my right but more importantly, my resonsibility!

I can't vote for a man who in 2007 gave a speech to Planned Parenthood telling how he would support abortion for all females; then in 2008 told the nation at the Saddleback forum that identifying the beginning of life was above his pay grade; and then a few days after the inauguration with a stroke of his pen he suddenly feels conception is NOT above his pay grade anymore. He either can't remember what he stands for or is flat out lying. Either way, I'm not a supporter of an alzheimer's victim or a liar for president.

We really knew where he stood no matter what he said because his record in the Illinios senate bore that out. The man voted at least 4 times to promote abortion at all costs. He voted to strip the rights of American citizens who survived an abortion gone wrong (right?). He told you and me the wording wasn't right. Yet, if you look at what really happened you see he insisted certain wording be added so it would align with what was past at the federal level. Once that wording was included he still voted against it. Now I say, "Liar, liar pants on fire!" I'm okay with being a little juvenile too! I'm an old lady and every chance I get I try to take it!

I'm not inclined to support a man who in less than 3 months has racked up a larger deficit that any previous administration in all of their years combined. But yet, every time he goes to talk about why he's doing what he's doing he blames the previous administration for the mess they left him. And acts like that's all he should have to say.

If we can pull our thoughts back to the memory station and remember what the previous administration had been doing those past 8 years we will recall that the last 2 years no one got anything productive done because congress refused to promote anything that was good for this country for no other reason than partisianship. Then the 2 years before that there was enough of a majority in the house and senate that many things Bush tried to get done for the betterment of the American citizens was filibustered--through yet more partisianship. So Obama's excuse is nothing more than passing the buck and it's very unbecoming a man or woman in his position.

Not to mention--I've been paying bills for our household for a long time. We've been in financial trouble before--you can't spend your way out of financial issues! It doesn't work--It has never worked and will never work, not on the personal level and certainly not on the national level. For the man to get up and say ONLY the federal government can get us out of this mess simply shows his ignorance. He can't remember, or has never understood, who the federal government is, or who they are employed by.

We the people have to pay every bill they commit themselves to. Essentially they are commiting us to those bills. We are trying to grab the checkbook and say, "Oh no you don't! We don't have the money for that and it is NOT in our best interest to obligate ourselves to that." The man can say oh yeah we will spend, spend, spend and then we will have money to pay, pay, pay but does he understand the spending and the paying are coming out of the same wallet?

I can't support a man who voluntarily sat and listened to a man get up and preach the damning of America; and his wife, who said she was never proud of her country before her husband ran for the greatest office in the land. (I guess she wasn't proud of anything going on in Illinois either). And now, in that same vein we have your representative and mine globe trotting with the message that he doesn't like the American people either. He apparently hasn't been proud of his country either. He thinks we have been arrogant, derisive and divisive all of these years. And right near the shores of Normandy. You young people need to pull out those old dusty history books, you might not get the true info from the internet--it's being changed to fit what they want to suit the next generation of tickled ears. You might want to sit down and talk to that grandfather or great uncle. Let them tell you what America was all about. Let them tell you how hurt and betrayed they are to hear someone from their own country say they are arrogant.

And, now his own administration has turned us against ourselves. He issued a proclamation that people who don't like BIG government; those who believe abortion is wrong; those who are returning from foreign lands they went to, to protect; those who think illegal immigration ought to be "illegal"; just might be right-wing extremists and involved in terror activities. They won't call internatiional terrorists, terrorist but they don't have a problem calling their own people terrorists. I'm quite upset and mighty angry at such a screwed up administration.

And some want to still claim to not understand why American's would be upset now and not before. I'll tell you--before we were being attacked from without and our within was being protected. Now our without and our within is being attacked by the very people someone(?) voted in to protect our without and our within.

See The Light

See The Light

North Carolina Fall 2008

North Carolina Fall 2008

God's Amazing Beauty

God's Amazing Beauty

Quiet Country

Quiet Country

Friday, January 2, 2009

Do You Understand?

As we are progressing into this new year and the media is in a frinzy about getting Obama settled in the White House and I'm reading the wires about Obama's stimulus package I keep wondering...

...Does it make any since? Now obviously, he hasn't yet made public exactly what he's proposing but the rumor is that he wants to take boat loads of your money and mine (more money than either you or I have or can ever hope to find) to pay for projects in order to give us (the money that we didn't have to begin with) our money back. I think I'm having an early senior moment or something. None of that makes any sense at all. So I'm wondering, do you understand the plan? Cause it just doesn't make a hills bit of sense to me!

The problem, as I understand it, is that American's aren't spending enough money. We are not spending enough money because we are living in houses we can't afford, driving cars we can't afford, eating food we can't afford, wearing clothes we can't afford, buying gas we CAN finally afford (maybe) and the government wants to fix the problem of American spending by taking more of our money in order to build roads we can't afford to drive on, build airports we can't afford to fly into and keep ATMs running that we can't afford to get money out of. Hum, doesn't sound even remotely plausible, does it?

If the problem is REALLY American's aren't spending enough money wouldn't it make much more sense to give American's confidence that they are free to spend money rather than strike greater fear that they are going to have less and less to spend in the long run?

I heard of a representative in Washington, not sure who he/she is or which state he/she represents but this person was proposing allowing the American people to take a tax holiday. For 2 months have the government take no taxes from anyone's paychecks. Everyone would get fully what they have earned--no FICA, no medicare, no taxes. It was reported that American's pay enough in 2 months to cover the proposed stimulus package and instead of spending American's hard earned money, the government would be allowing American's to spend their OWN hard earned money. I might be willing to spend money, how about you?

Maybe my early senior moment is continuing but doesn't that sound like a much better plan? What would be wrong with just sending Washington home for those 2 months as well and save paying the lights, water, paper, ink, and cleaning of the capitol on top of getting our own money to spend and saving a trillion dollars that we DON'T have any hopes of ever having to spare? Give those hard working representatives a break, too!

As an even added benefit Obama could ease into his presidency unhurridly. He wouldn't have to propose giving more of your money to fund murdering unborn children. He wouldn't have to propose overriding the will of the people and forcing American's to pay for homosexual marriage to be okay when we have CLEARLY sent the message that we do NOT agree. Hey, he wouldn't even have to make up some excuse why he can't get it done, he can just say, "Well, they were away on holiday!"

He wouldn't have to spend any time figuring out how to spend a trillion dollars, he could leave that up to you! He and Michelle and the girls could enjoy exploring the back halls and playing with the new puppy. They might even have time to go pick one out.

Maybe it's just me, but my early senior moment says that's a much better plan than taking money we don't have--if we had it, we would be spending it ourselves--and spending it on projects we simply can't afford. Empower the American people with the freedom to be innovative ourselves without the oppression of the government.

Let me know what you think!

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